Past - Archaeology and Natural Sciences

Selected Fields 2021

The collaboration of archaeology and the exact and life sciences has advanced the understanding of past civilizations, including paleo-climate, ancient migrations and social organizations. This is achieved through the integration of data from fields such as radiocarbon dating and other physics-related chronology "clocks", geo-archaeology, archaeo-botany and archaeo-zoology, metallurgy and recently ancient animal and human DNA.

Almost all types of archaeological artefacts and finds, both organic and inorganic, are researched by a wide range of relevant scientific experts from the disciplines of life-sciences, chemistry, physics, computer science, geographical information, mathematical modelling and statistics.

The 2017 Dan David Prize in the Past Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization whose ongoing, groundbreaking research is making a significant contribution to the field of archaeology and natural sciences.